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Rainmaker
1,715,066
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Before I answer, I need to know if you are a spy for the IRS.  

 

May 17, 2016 02:56 AM
Rainmaker
1,716,054
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Yes, by pen & paper. Apps too cumbersome.

May 17, 2016 03:26 AM
Ambassador
5,357,799
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Absolutely.

 

May 17, 2016 03:01 AM
Rainmaker
1,397,958
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

I have the diary in the truck and sometimes get writer's cramp filling it out.

May 17, 2016 02:59 AM
Rainer
303,437
Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

Yes and also volunteer miles. 

May 17, 2016 02:55 AM
Rainmaker
1,525,205
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I love Carol Williams' answer.

May 17, 2016 10:55 AM
Rainmaker
1,632,567
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Yes, absolutely!

May 17, 2016 08:23 AM
Ambassador
3,036,937
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Absolutely. I need it for tax purposes.  I use a paper log. It works for me. 

May 17, 2016 07:49 AM
Rainmaker
1,456,727
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Will Hamm Yes, with a paper trip log.

May 17, 2016 07:46 AM
Ambassador
4,802,781
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Yes I do but I'm not out like agents are. 

May 17, 2016 06:38 AM
Ambassador
2,563,851
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Yes.  Serious tax write-off.

May 17, 2016 06:06 AM
Ambassador
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

nope, company owns the car I drive for work.  I also own a personal car.

May 17, 2016 06:03 AM
Rainmaker
2,020,150
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

yes they seem to average around 60-70% of my total miles driven (thru the years ).

May 17, 2016 05:46 AM
Rainmaker
1,855,388
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Yes, absolutely.

May 17, 2016 05:34 AM
Rainmaker
915,773
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Yes, of course - don't you? *smirk*

May 17, 2016 10:11 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,583
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I hope all agents  do it.

May 17, 2016 09:03 PM
Ambassador
3,722,438
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I do for three months out of the year.

May 17, 2016 02:21 PM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Every day

May 17, 2016 01:54 PM
Ambassador
1,771,405
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

No I have a lease car that is a total write off and a personal vehicle that we use for pleasure and fun.

May 17, 2016 12:09 PM
Rainmaker
2,073,759
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

You better! Yes, I do.

May 17, 2016 11:34 AM
Ambassador
4,557,551
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I do indeed, the old fashioned way with pen and paper

May 17, 2016 09:59 AM
Rainmaker
2,707,268
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

No, I have one vehicle dedicated to my business and two others as backup...

May 17, 2016 09:56 AM
Ambassador
3,986,660
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Yes I do and it is burdensome to do. 

May 17, 2016 09:34 AM
Rainer
318,613
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I use my phone calendar then transfer to my paper calendar every so often. 

May 17, 2016 09:26 AM
Rainmaker
1,231,599
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Yes, otherwise how would I defend the mileage I claim on taxes

May 17, 2016 08:32 AM
Rainer
2,250
Brenda Medeiros
Jack Conway - Bridgewater, MA
Local, National and International Relocation

 

I do, any tax write off is helpful.  At the end of the year it really adds up.

 

 

May 17, 2016 08:08 AM
Rainmaker
759,996
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Yup!  And I love the Mile IQ app to track them.

May 17, 2016 06:09 AM
Rainmaker
104,411
Scott Lawson
America's Home loans - Santa Rosa, Petaluma Mortgage Broker - Santa Rosa, CA
Mortgage Broker FHA, VA, refinance or purchase

Nope....I set myself up as an S Corp and lease....No mileage required--you write off everything--the payment, gas, repairs--the works...

The more ridiculous the car you own, the more the tax deduction....

Guys approaching or in the mid-life--this is an excellent excuse to buy something that would be otherwise totally stupid...

May 17, 2016 04:38 AM
Rainmaker
5,571,310
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

decades ago, I kept very good records.....as my listing duties changed to new construction, I didn't travel very much....my records were not as faithfully recorded....

May 17, 2016 04:25 AM
Rainmaker
795,232
Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
The Michelle Thomas Team

Yes, absolutely.

May 17, 2016 04:24 AM
Rainmaker
3,995,106
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

You bet.

May 17, 2016 04:03 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,481
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I use my car's odometer as it is used 100% for business.

May 17, 2016 03:29 AM
Rainer
229,377
Byron K . Jones
Coatesville, PA
List Today - Sold Tomorrow!

YES, ...after Audit!

May 17, 2016 03:21 AM
Rainmaker
3,613,602
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

You bet

May 17, 2016 03:14 AM
Rainmaker
1,149,109
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

yes, tax deduction.

May 17, 2016 03:11 AM
Rainmaker
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Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, REALTOR®

Will,

Yes, I used to use my calendar on my computer, but I now use Taxmilage. Very easy to use and the five dollars a year is worth it.

May 23, 2016 01:08 AM
Rainmaker
1,212,246
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

Absolutely 

May 22, 2016 04:18 PM
Rainmaker
4,882,965
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Always, keep a small spiral notebook in my door and record before I take off every day.

May 20, 2016 09:16 AM
Rainmaker
1,380,323
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Some days it feels like I drive to many!

May 18, 2016 07:27 AM
Rainmaker
1,635,442
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I work with a business car. No need

May 18, 2016 02:12 AM
Rainmaker
4,054,053
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Absolutely!

May 17, 2016 10:45 PM
Rainmaker
532,994
Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

i do not, I have a couple businesses on the go and its difficult for me to divide up the miles into specifics.

May 17, 2016 05:58 PM
Rainmaker
149,484
Esther Preston
Heartland Realty - Redmond, OR

yes , Taxbot

May 17, 2016 01:53 PM
Rainmaker
650,796
Sharon Kowitz
CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN Fonville Morisey Cary, NC - Cary, NC
Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling

Nope, through that idea out a long time ago

May 17, 2016 12:13 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,485
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Our great land went metric a few decades ago.  I track business kilometres (or kilometers, take your pick) instead of business miles.

May 17, 2016 03:40 AM
Rainer
222,865
Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

I keep a book in my center console of my car. I get in, write down the mileage, fasten my seat belt and start the car, in that order and do the reverse when I get back home.

May 17, 2016 03:25 AM
Rainmaker
2,634,037
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Decades ago I had to do this. What a nusiance too. No way jose today

May 17, 2016 03:23 AM